Qualifications

MA (Oxon.) BMBCh PGCME MD MRCP FRCR


Special Interests

Head and neck clinical oncology


Biography

Dr Thomson is Consultant Clinical Oncologist at The Christie and Honorary Senior Lecturer at The University of Manchester, with a specialist interest in head and neck cancer.

Dr Thomson qualified from Oxford University Medical School in 2004. He was awarded the Greenhill Exhibition in Medicine (Trinity College, Oxford) and achieved a First Class honours degree in Physiological Sciences (2001). He completed core medical training in Oxford and Manchester in 2009. He was then appointed Academic Clinical Fellow/Specialty Registrar in Clinical Oncology in the North West of England (2009-2015).

During a two year Doctor of Medicine (MD) research degree at the University of Manchester (2013-2015), he gained excellent clinical and research experience in technical head and neck radiotherapy; and in proton beam therapy, with Fellowships in the United States (Massachusetts General Hospital, 2013; University of Pennsylvania, 2014). He also gained experience in stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for oligometastatic disease at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane (2015).


I am a member of the National Cancer Research Institute Clinical Sub-Group for Head and Neck Cancer, Research Lead for the Manchester Cancer Head and Neck Pathway Board and Deputy Chief Investigator for the UK phase III NIMRAD trial. I also have an interest in education and was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education with Distinction (Edge Hill University, 2015).